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Ballmer foils Linux plan

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MICROSOFT CEO Steve Ballmer managed to foil a plan by some Linux demonstrators to upset one of his speeches at the University of Massachusetts by showing up on time.

Linux demonstrators from the UMass Linux group thought that Ballmer would give a speech at 10am when it fact it was timed for 7:45 am.

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